Be prepared for any emergency with a 30-day food storage emergency pail. Each pail contains a 30-day supply of easy-to-prepare food for one person, or one week of food for four people. With a 20-year shelf life, the pail can be stored for a long time....more
The Augason Farms 30-Day Emergency Pail is your ideal short term survival solution. The sole purpose of this inventive bucketful of security is to provide food for one person for a month in a `grab `n go pail. The pouches contain hearty dishes, great for survival, such as creamy potato soup, cheesy broccoli and rice, maple oatmeal and instant potatoes. The included meal planning guide offers a wide range of appetizing combinations, making it easy to mix and match meals for variety.
Brand: Augason Farms
Materials: Resealable mylar pouches
Dimensions: 17.5 inches high 12.5 inches wide x 12.5 inches long
Storage: Cool dry enviornment
Transportable, watertight, 6-gallon pail contains food pouches with a shelf life of up to 20 years.
A 30-day supply of delicious, easy-to-prepare food for one person
Or a week of food for four people
Contains 300 servings
1,857 calories per day
20 year shelf life
Packaged in convenient, easy-to-use pouches
A 30-day and 45-day meal planner
No high fructose corn syrup or trans fats
Meals require only minutes to prepare, just add water and cook
This pail features eight food varieties in pouches sealed with oxygen absorbers or nitrogen flushed:
With products with a set shelf life, I am always concerned that I will receive the items that were manufactured years ago. NOT this item. It was packaged and sealed on Jan 31 2013 with a shelf life as stated...the full 20 years providing it is stored as required.
This is the first time I ever tried buying large quantities of survival food. The taste is not as good as buying individual dry soup mixes, but comes in much larger quantities for less money, and the soups can easily be better tasting with a few added spices. The only package that is resealable is the oatmeal, so storage containers are needed for any unused portions.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? spot on
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
First off. Most people don't open this and use it, as it is for emergencies. So you won't find as many revies as there should be.
With that said, I haven't used it, but i have researched it. This is the best bang for the buck. $10 cheaper than wise and you get so much more. This is emergency food with a potential shelf life of 20ish years. I hope to never taste it!! Shipping was very fast and everything came well packed. Close to 2k calories a day. Most others are far less than that. I am sure if your a guy like me(6'3", 240LBS) you will need every bit of 2000 cals. Mostly meatless and "soupish".
I am giving this 5 stars for amount of food and calories.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The buckets looked the same
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Don't know
We just received our two pails, so now my wife and I have what we need for at least a month. I haven't tasted it yet, though we will soon, just to see what it's like -- take that into account when viewing my rating. Otherwise, this a good bargain, given the prices on similar products. One minor quibble that doesn't affect my rating: the height of the pail with red cover is 19 inches, not 17.5, so if you're like me and your garage shelving is 18 inches high, these won't fit. Otherwise, this is good insurance no matter where you live -- Mother Nature has a way of touching everyone, and that's especially true here in Florida. Why take a chance?
It's an emergency food kit, and since we haven't had to use it it's a bit hard to review. I'm glad I have it, like car insurance, you never know when it'll come in handy. I would recommend everyone have a kit like this handy, just in case.
This is my first order of the 30 day bucket. Shipping was fast! Item arrived in perfect condition and is as described. I am normally not a big fan of dehydrated food or mixes. I have previously tried some of the items in this bucket from the #10 cans made by the same company. And I really like them all so far. Therefore I am fairly sure I will be equally delighted with the items in this bucket.
It is indeed a lot of food. I have no doubt this can feed me for 30 days. I would miss things like ice tea and fruit unless i plan ahead to supplement with those items. One could become bored if surviving on these buckets for months on end. Therefore I see them as a good starting point and a good addition to any food storage pantry. This bucket is also a good way to try out a few different varieties at a better price than buying them individually. And if you don't like one of the items, it can be traded or bartered later on. So hang onto the ones you might not care for! I intend to buy several more as I can afford them.
Are the total number of servings for each item in one package, i.e. there is one package of instant potatoes that has 30 servings; or, are their multiple packages that equal the 30 servings?mxw5169 on Feb 7, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I havent opened mine, but I believe they are all in their seperate bags that are resealable. Also, just for consideration, I contacted Augason Farms and asked how much water is needed for each bucket in order to cook everything. The answer is 18 gallons of water will be needed.joedirt237 on Mar 11, 2013
Yes, I understand that the expiration is on the bottom of the can. However, *before* I purchase the can, can you tell me what an average expiration date is? I don't want to purchase something that expires in 5 years because it's already been setting for 15. I want to purchase something that expires in 20 years. So, what is the expiration date on the products if I were to purchase them today?avrilvan on Dec 5, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Here is a link to the shelf life of our product. http://www.augasonfarms.com/image/pdf/Website/Shelf%20Life%20List.pdf
overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 17, 2012
What is the expiration date on the products purchased today? (i.e., even though there's a 20 year shelf-life, that when did that "shelf-life" begin?)avrilvan on Dec 3, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your interest. We are currently looking into this. Your answer will be posted in 1 to 2 business days.overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 29, 2012
Unfortunately we do not know if the food in this pail contains MSG. However, we will research this matter and get back to you.overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 30, 2012
I encourage you to look into hydrolyzed yeast extract. Also autolyzed/hydrolyzed vegetable protein.
These are found in every bucket of food produced by any and every company that makes these dried food bucket/pails.
These things have the same affect as MSG. The name is different, but your brain won't tell the difference. Your neurotransmitter glutamine (the 'g' in MSG) goes into overdrive when you consume food that has MSG added to it, and also hydrolyzed yeast extract and autolyzed vegetable protein.
The reason these things are added to our food is so that our brain will send the signal (glutamine) to other parts of our brain telling us that it tastes good.
SO, while there is no ADDED MSG. There ARE other things added that have the exact same affect :/
This is true for every kind of survival food that I've researched.
It most likely isn't that big of a deal, unless you're older and are starting to get migraines from MSG, or if you hope to live off this survival food everyday for several months. Then I might be concerned...mendedarrow on Dec 24, 2012
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